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Legendary Native American Figures: Tlanowa

Name: Tlanuwa
Tribal affiliation: Cherokee, Natchez
Alternate spellings: Tlanuhwa, Tla'nuwa, Hlanuwa, Klanuwa, Sanuwa
Pronunciation: tlah-noo-wah
Type: Monster, giant bird

Tlanuwa are giant mythological birds of prey with impenetrable metal feathers, common to the mythology of many Southeastern tribes.

Tlanuwa Stories

*The Tlanuhwa and the Uhktena:
    Cherokee legends about the Tlanuwa bird.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

The First Fire:
    Anthology of stories from the Kickapoo, Cherokee, Kiowa, and Tigua tribes.
Southeastern Native American Legends:
    Book comparing the traditional stories of the Cherokee and other Southeast tribes.

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 Seeking the Corn Mother's Wisdom
 Cherokee Indian myths
 Cherokee language
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 Cherokee Indian names
 Oklahoma tribes
 Southeast Indians
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